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Are illegal drugs really that bad?

3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 02 June 2011

JVS talks drugs, womb twins, pet food and your consumer problems.

  • Should drugs be decriminilised?

    Dame Judi Dench and Sir Richard Branson have called for the Government to consider decriminalising drugs.

    The Global Commission on Drug Policy warned that major policy reforms were needed to help reduce the prison population and stop wasting millions of pounds.

    The Oscar-winning actress and Sir Richard were among more than 30 high-profile figures who signed an open letter to the Prime Minister.

    The singer Sting, film director Mike Leigh, actress Kathy Burke, three former chief constables and leading lawyers have also put their name to the letter.

    The Home Office estimates that one in three people have used illegal drugs at least once in their life....

    JVS asks "Are illegal drugs really that bad?"

  • Should you tell your child if their twin died in the womb?

    A new project is beginning in St Albans for parents who have a young womb twin survivor in the family.

    A womb twin survivor is a person who was conceived as a twin but their twin died either during the pregnancy or around birth.

    JVS meets the woman behind this project Althea Hayton - who is a womb twin survivor herself.

    She thinks parents should find ways of telling their children if it happened to them.

  • Need some consumer help or advice?

    JVS listens to your consumer problems from eleven.

    Julie has a problem with a sunroof that won't close... There's an update on Moya's reclining chair and the latest on Marion's Seaside Soaker.


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